[701 W. Palestine]

One of 667 photographs in the series: Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine available on this site.

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Photograph of the front of a white, two-story frame house located at 701 W. Palestine in Palestine, Texas. It has a cube-like shape with Queen Anne-style ornamentation, including elaborate jigsawn-and turned-wood detailing.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore June 1991.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and was provided by Palestine Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 53 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Located in Anderson County, the Palestine Public Library provides access to information and various programs for the community's benefit. They received a Rescuing Texas History grant to aid in digitization of select materials, including photos taken during a Historic Resources Study in 1991.

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Photograph of the front of a white, two-story frame house located at 701 W. Palestine in Palestine, Texas. It has a cube-like shape with Queen Anne-style ornamentation, including elaborate jigsawn-and turned-wood detailing.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

Photograph of 701 W. Palestine taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This large 2-story frame residence has elaborate jigsawn-and turned-wood detailing that reflects an influence of the Queen Anne style. Unlike most local examples of the style, this building has a cube-like shape that contrasts with the vertical emphasis usually seen on Queen Anne houses. The earliest known occupants of this dwelling were Cicero Stuart Maffitt and Georgia Maffitt, who lived here from as early as 1926 through the early 1940s. Mr. Maffitt, who worked as a carpenter, contractor, and builder, was the son of Theodore S. Maffitt, the prominent Palestine architect responsible for the design of numerous private residences and public buildings in the city during the early 20th century. Sometime during the late 20th and early 21st century, someone tried to make a recreation place out of the house. They installed a miniature golf course in the side yard and advertised pizza for sale in the main house. This business is closed now and the house is once again for sale.

Taken from: Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine, Volume V, Color Slides, June 1991

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Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History is a project that aims to digitize at-risk photographs, maps, artwork, and more. Funding was provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

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  • June 1991

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  • March 9, 2006, 3:33 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [701 W. Palestine], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10721/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.